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General Motors Research Laboratory

  • Also Known As: Argonaut Building

  • Address: 485 - 495 Milwaukee
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Kettering, Charles F. Significant name
1928/00/00
1930/00/00 Harley Jefferson Earl Automotive Designer Argonaut Building built between 1928 and 1930
1930/00/00 General Motors Company Owner Argonaut Building built between 1928 and 1930
1930/00/00 Albert Kahn Architect Argonaut Building built between 1928 and 1930
1936/00/00

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Particulars for General Motors Research Laboratory:
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Area of Significance Business
Architectural Style Early commercial
Area of Significance Engineering
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Industry
Historic Use Manufacturing facility
Level of Significance National
Criteria Person
Owner Private
Historic Use Professional
Historic Use Specialty Store



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 22nd July 2005

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: General Motors Research Laboratory
Registry Address: 485-495 Milwaukee
Registry Number: 05000713
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Architect: Kahn, Albert
Architectural Style: Early commercial
Area in Acres: 2
Contributing Buildings: 1
Non-Contributing Structures: 1
Other Certification: Date received-pending nomination
Certification: Listed in the National Register
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Industry, Engineering
Applicable Criteria: Event, Person, Architecture-Engineering
Significant Year: 1928, 1936
Associated People: Earl, Harley J.; Kettering, Charles F.
Historic Function: Commerce, Trade, Industry, processing, extraction
Historic Sub-Function: Business, Manufacturing facility, Specialty store, Professional
Current Function: Vacant, not in use
Current Sub-Function:

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